Password Compexity and Dictionary Lookups

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Subject: Password Compexity and Dictionary Lookups
Posted by:  Howard Goldstein (HowardGoldste…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008

We are getting ready to implement complex passwords in our domain.  I've done
some testing and it seems there are times when even though I'm meeting all of
the complex passwords requirements, it will still not accept my new password.
I'm curious if by implementing more complex passwords, there is also a
requirement that the passwords can not be easily subjected to dictionary
lookups? I haven't been able to find anything that talks about this so I was
just wondering if it's something I need to warn my users about.

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